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Justin Morneau | First Baseman

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (34) / 5/15/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Rockies placed Justin Morneau on the 15-day disabled list with a cervical strain and concussion symptoms.
Morneau had been on the 7-day concussion disabled list since May 16 but simply wasn't improving quickly enough. There remains no clear timetable for his return to the Rockies lineup. Wilin Rosario and Ben Paulsen will continue to see the bulk of playing time at first base in his absence. May 30 - 8:35 AM

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Justin Morneau (concussion) did not accompany the Rockies on their road trip.

Colorado will play three games in Cincinnati and then three in Philadelphia before heading back home for a weekend set against the Rockies. Morneau could fly out and meet the club at some point, but there's no exact timetable. He was placed on the 7-day disabled list May 16 with a cervical strain and concussion symptoms.
May 25 - 11:26 AM

Rockies manager Walt Weiss said Thursday that Justin Morneau will not be activated from the 7-day concussion disabled list Friday when first eligible.

Morneau was placed on the 7-day DL on May 16 after suffering a cervical strain (and some concussion symptoms) on a diving play. Weiss told reporters that the veteran first baseman needs "at least a few more days." Morneau has a littered history with concussions, so the Rockies will play it safe.
May 21 - 1:33 PM

Rockies placed 1B Justin Morneau on the 7-day concussion disabled list.

Morneau experienced some lightheadedness after jarring his neck on a dive Wednesday. He has been diagnosed with a cervical strain and mild concussion symptoms. The veteran first baseman has a long history of concussions, so the Rockies will play it safe. Wilin Rosario is likely to serve as the Rockies' primary first baseman while Morneau is out.
May 16 - 5:12 PM

Justin Morneau (neck) is not in the Rockies starting lineup for Thursday's contest against the Dodgers.

Morneau jarred his neck a bit on a dive during Wednesday's game but is expected to be fine. Wilin Rosario is drawing the start at first base in his place and will bat fifth for the Rockies on Thursday.
May 14 - 7:22 PM

Justin Morneau was removed from Wednesday's game against the Dodgers due to dizziness.

Morneau felt a little light-headed after diving for a ball in the eighth inning and he has a long history with concussions, so the Rockies decided to play it safe. Daniel Descalso finished out the game at first base. There should be more on Morneau's status Thursday evening.
Source: Denver Post
May 14 - 9:26 AM

Justin Morneau is not in the Rockies' lineup Sunday.

The Rox are sitting a bunch of lefty swingers against Clayton Kershaw. Wilin Rosario is at first base in Morneau's place.
May 10 - 1:02 PM

Justin Morneau is not in the Rockies' lineup Sunday.

It appears to just be a routine day off. Daniel Descalso is at first base while Morneau sits.
May 3 - 2:04 PM

Justin Morneau went 2-for-3 with a walk and a three-run home run to help the Rockies edge the Diamondbacks on Monday.

Morneau greeted D'Backs starter Chase Anderson rudely with a three-run jack in the first inning. It's only the first baseman's second blast of the season. The defending NL batting champ had been off to a cold start, but three consecutive multi-hit games bumped his batting line up to .297/.338/.438.
Apr 28 - 1:23 AM

Justin Morneau is not in the Rockies' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon against the Padres.

Wednesday's walkoff hero, Daniel Descalso, will get the start at first base instead. This is just a day of rest for Morneau, who's hitting .231/.259/.327.
Apr 23 - 11:56 AM

Justin Morneau has been added to the Rockies' lineup for Wednesday's game against the Brewers.

Morneau was on the bench on the Rockies' original lineup card, but he talked his way in after a successful couple rounds of pregame batting practice. He took a Jean Segura throw off his neck on Tuesday night, but it only left him with a small bruise.
Apr 8 - 5:57 PM

Justin Morneau is not in the Rockies' starting lineup Wednesday night against the Brewers.

Morneau was lifted from Tuesday's game after taking a Jean Segura throw off his neck while diving back into third base. He didn't suffer any sort of significant injury, but the Rockies will give the veteran first baseman a night off anyway. Wilin Rosario is starting at first base and Nick Hundley is at catcher.
Apr 8 - 4:40 PM

Rockies manager Walt Weiss said after Tuesday's game that Justin Morneau was removed for precautionary reasons.

Morneau was hit in the chin by a throw from Jean Segura as he dove back into third base. Weiss says the first baseman is OK, but Morneau has a history of neck and concussion issues, so the club wanted to be safe. It remains to be seen whether he'll be feeling well enough to play Wednesday.
Apr 8 - 8:33 AM

Justin Morneau left Tuesday's game versus the Brewers with an apparent injury.

Morneau was hit in the chin by a throw from Jean Segura as he dove back into third base in the top of the seventh inning. He stayed in initially but was eventually pinch-hit for in the ninth. His removal was surely related to the errant throw, but we should know more after the game.
Apr 7 - 10:49 PM

Justin Morneau homered in his only at-bat in Saturday's Cactus League finale against the Mariners.

Morneau sent a Taijuan Walker offering over the right field fence in the second inning, putting the Rockies on the board. Morneau ends Cactus League play with a .220 average (9-for-41), three home runs, and six RBI. He'll enter the 2015 season as the reigning NL batting champion, having hit .319 last season.
Apr 4 - 5:58 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Nick Hundley
2Michael McKenry
1B1Justin Morneau
2Wilin Rosario
3Ben Paulsen
2B1D.J. LeMahieu
2Daniel Descalso
3Charlie Culberson
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
3B1Nolan Arenado
2Rafael Ynoa
LF1Corey Dickerson
CF1Charlie Blackmon
2Brandon Barnes
RF1Carlos Gonzalez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jorge De La Rosa
2Kyle Kendrick
3Jordan Lyles
4Eddie Butler
5Chad Bettis
6Chris Rusin
7Tyler Chatwood
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1John Axford
2Boone Logan
3LaTroy Hawkins
4Rafael Betancourt
5Christian Friedrich
6Brooks Brown
7Scott Oberg
8Ken Roberts
9Tommy Kahnle
10Christian Bergman
11Adam Ottavino